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        Poetry and Drama: The Theodore Spencer Memorial Lecture, Harvard University, November 21, 1950

      London: Faber & Faber. (1951). First. First edition. Offsetting to rear blanks from a clipping, boards sunned and offset, a good only copy lacking the dustwrapper. However, Inscribed by Eliot "To Dorthea Merriman from T.S. Eliot. 21. ix. 51." The recipient was the wife of distinguished Harvard historian and diplomat Roger B. Merriman. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Arab of the Desert. A Glimpse into Badawin Life in Kuwait and Sau'di Arabia

      George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London - 1951, 2nd Impression. (Hardcover) Very good in good to very good dust jacket. 664pp. Ocatvo. Black and white plates from photos, colour plates, illustrations in text from drawings, and folding maps and genealogical tables in rear pocket. Original orange cloth; dust some staining from old tape repairs; restored. Name on front free endpaper. Scarce. A study of the Badawin way of life as seen from the authors experience camping and trekking with the Badawin themselves. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Under der Vulkan [Under the Volcano]. Roman. Übertragen von Clemens ten Holder

      Stuttgart: Ernest Klett, [n.d., 1951] - Inscribed by Lowry to his sister-in-law, her husband Dr. Bert Woolfan ("brother") and their mother: "Zu meinem hubschen schwestern Priscilla y distinguado brotherin Bert y gnaidiges Mutter - Ich kann nicht deutsch sprechen, but love anyhow from Malcolm." Lowry inscriptions are uncommon First German edition. 8vo. . Orange cloth. Near fine copy in very good dust jacket with small waterstain at foot of spine. In cloth slipcase with chemise [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Autograph musical quotation signed and dated 1951

      - An unusual and impressive quotation by the "Bad Boy of Music," a controversial figure in the expatriate avant-garde community of American composers in Europe in the first half of the 20th century. "The Hemingway Bull Fight Ballet" is not in Antheil's works list in Grove. Roth was an internationally-known photographer whose works appeared in publications such as Time, Life, Look, Fortune, Paris Match, and Der Stern. His subjects included James Dean and many other noted individuals, Antheil among them. 3 measures in score from a work identified by the composer as "The Hemingway Bull Fight Ballet." Large folio (ca. 380 x 302 mm). Notated in black ink on card stock. Inscribed to the photographer "Sandy" [Sanford] Roth (1906-1962) and his wife Beulah, "in serene and reverend admiration of the present master photographer of this planet, Sandy, from their devoted friend George Antheil." Slightly worn, soiled and browned.

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Hamish Hamilton, London 1951 - HARDBACK - The book is in very good condition. There is a touch of foxing to the page bock. The book is free of any previous owner names or Inscriptions. The dust wrapper is in very good condition. There is some chipping to the base of the spine, and to the corners of the front and rear flap folds. There is a small mark to the reverse of the wrapper, but overall the dust wrapper is a clean example that is priced at as called for. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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      Graphis Press, Zurich 1951 - 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 23 issues of the superb periodical devoted to the graphic arts. The run starts with issue 14 (lacks covers) and goes through issue 37 lacking only issue 18. Some covers detached and spine coverings worn. Filled with graphic art illustrations in color. Price is for the run. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Jackson Pollock: 1951

      Betty Parsons Gallery, New York 1951 - [20] pp., illus.; 28 cm. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Left Coast Books]
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        THE LOST CHILDHOOD and other essays. Signed & Inscribed

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1951 Lovely copy - Inscribed to friend, Christopher Sykes, Waugh's Bibliographer. First edition in English. 8vo, pp. 191. Near fine or better in dustwrapper. Nicely inscribed by Greene on the front free endpaper: "To Christopher / with affection / Graham". A Greene collection of literary criticism. Great association. Custom clamshell case. Excellent association.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Exploration of Space

      Harper and Brothers, New York 1951 - First American edition. An about very good copy lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protege, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley, who was the dedicatee of his first hardcover novel (*Islands in the Sky*): "To Ian, wishing you the very best of luck. Arthur C. Clarke, Atlanta, 10 June '52." Macauley was an award-winning *New York Times* journalist, who also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, *Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!* (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of *Childhood's End* while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. A splendid association copy of this non-fiction work. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Sands of Mars

      Sidgwick and Jackson, London 1951 - The author's first novel. A lovely copy with some minor edge-wear to the jacket. Over all, a very clean, bright and pleasing copy. Signed by Clarke on the front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Place Books]
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        The Sands of Mars: signed copy

      Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1951 - First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 219pp. Author's signature on endpaper. Minor wear; lightly foxed endpapers with scattered spotting on prelims; page edges toned and spotted; tape residue on front endpaper and inner flap of dustwrapper. Unclipped dustwrapper, slightly rubbed with minor chipping on spine extremities; a few marks and scrapes on rear. Very good to near fine otherwise and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. The author's first work of science fiction. Signed when he visited Australia in the early 1960s for a convention.

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      Clarasó Impresor - Barcelona. 1951. Editor Luis de Caralt. 189Pág. 32x24. Profusamente ilustrado. Tela. Magnífico ejemplar de extraordinario Dalí. Ref 8.1 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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      London: Michael Joseph, (1951) - First Edition of the author's first book, the internationally acclaimed sci-fi classic and basis for two feature films as well as a highly successful British miniseries. A fine copy, spine silver bright and fresh, in the beautiful original dust jacket, price-clipped and with only the most minimal of shallow chipping at spine ends and extremities. A lovely collector's copy, scarce in such condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        The Day of the Triffids

      Michael Joseph, London, 1951 - First edition. Hardback, octavo, 302 pp. Slight protrubence beneath front pastedown which has caused indentation in preliminary pages, bookseller's sticker, lightly foxed endpapers and pastedowns, spotting to page edges, upper edges of boards lightly faded; else very good in like price-clipped dustwrapper with some exceedingly light wear to edges and light smudging to rear panel. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Excellent copy.

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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1951. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with some rubbing at spine. ends and along front flap fold, tiny abrasion to first "THE" in title. on front cover, mild dust soiling to rear panel. An attractive copy.. (#110146). First edition. Preceded the British edition that has textual differences. Biologically engineered sentient plants raised for food, that walk, sting and feast on carrion, prey on mankind after most humans are blinded by malfunctioning secret military satellites orbiting the earth. "... compares favorably to H. G. Wells' catastrophe novels, especially with THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, to which it bears some striking resemblances." - Magill (ed), Survey of Science Fiction Literature, p. 506. "This tale of monsters from a botched experiment marching over the world is a superior example of its breed." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1296. Runner-up for the 1952 International Fantasy Award. Basis for two films, a feature in 1962 and a made for television movie in 1981. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-199. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 5. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 502-07.

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        The Day of the Triffids

      Michael Joseph, London 1951 - Hardback - first edition - A V/G book with green boards that have a small splash mark to the top corner of the front board. The front paste down has a small owners name to the top corner. Internally the pages are clean with just a few foxing spots to the front and rear endpapers, the book is tightly bound. The d/w is in v/g condition with a chip to the spine tip that has just encroached to the A and Y of the lettering. Minor chips to the spine fold corners, else a clean copy with a nice rear panel. A v/g book in a v/g d/w. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1951 - Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremities of the jacket, browning to the rear panel and darkening of the jacket spine. Some rubbing to the front panel. All in all a very collectible copy of this early beat novel. First edition with Scribner A on copyright page with the price of $6.50 on the front flap. Firs state dust jacket with a photo and bio of the author on the rear panel. One of the first--if not the first beat novel--preceding On the Road by nearly 5 years. Holmes draws fictionalized portraits of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Neal Cassady in New York City in the late 1940's. This copy is signed and inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "July, 1975/ For Paul--/ At the beginning of/ what I feel will be/ a friendship--/ All the best--/ John. At the bottom of the page he has signed it: "John Clellon Holmes." An uncommon and fairly scarce signature and first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books, ABAA]
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        Countercoup: The Struggle for the Control of Iran

      USA: Mcgraw-Hill. Hardcover. 0070535906 217 pages. Black and white photos. Signed by author upon front free endpaper beneath his chilling hand-written inscription "For Leo with warmest regards from his fellow liquidator." Kermit Roosevelt was given the go-ahead to mastermind the overthrow of democratically elected Iranian President Mossadegh after the latter nationalized the Iranian oil industry in 1951. "Roosevelt explains in minute-by-minute detail how he performed his mission... He tells with whom he worked, how he worked, and how the plan was almost aborted." - from dust jacket. "Kermit Roosevelt admitted on NPR radio that in 1953 the CIA and British intelligence carried out a wave of bombings and shootings in Iran. He then went on to brag about how they subsequently blamed the bombings on Iran's President, Mossadegh." - from an online reference. An important book, particularly given America's current preoccupation with Iran, again. Average wear to unmarked book. Binding sound. Various substantial defects to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A significant piece of American, and Iranian, history. . Good. 1979. First Edition.

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        Images de Paris. Pointes-seches de Ch. Samson. Three volumes: Volume I by MacOrlan, Volume II by Salmon, Volume III by Vaudoyer.

      Les Heures Claires [1951], Paris - One of 100 numbered copies on white wove paper, from a total issue of 312. 8vo. Handsomely bound in 3/4 green morocco and paste-paper boards, spine paneled, title gilt, top edge gilt., original covers bound in. Titlepages letterpress variously in blue and black, black and red, with vignette of Centaur, Liberty, etc., fine. Each volume illustrated with 12 drypoints printed in black and colored by hand by Manuel Robbe after Charles Samson, with an extra suite of drypoints in black. These three volumes were published to celebrate the bi-millenaire of Paris, and were appropriately completed on "le jour de Sainte Genevieve", patron saint of Paris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prince Caspian. The Return to Narnia

      London: Geoffrey Bles,, 1951. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver, map endpapers. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece, illustrations throughout. Gift inscription to half-title. Binding dulled and marked. A very good copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few nicks and short closed tears and toned spine panel. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Published by Geoffrey Bles Ltd., 1951. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Baynes, Pauline. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. The Return To Narnia. Blue boards. B/w illustrations. Colour frontis. Very minimal bumping to spine and corners. Light foxing to endpapers and to page edges. Original blue pictorial wrapper is slightly edge worn, slightly faded to spine and part of top front edge and has a 1.5" closed tear to top edge of spine on rear panel. A super copy of the first edition. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Prince Caspian. The Return to Narnia

      London, Geoffrey Bles,, 1951. Octavo. Original navy blue boards, titles to spine in silver, map to front endpapers. With the dust jacket. With full-page illustrations and illustrations in text by Pauline Baynes. Slightly rolled, label lifted from lower pastedown, spine of dust jacket a little browned with nicks to corners, price clipped. First Edition, First Impression. The second book in the Narnia series.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      - Madrid, Talleres de la Editorial Maestre, 1951, 36x51 cm., XV-351 páginas. 70 Mapas de los 80 que lleva la obra (faltan el 7, 14, 15, 47,48,49,51, 67,68,74). , Edición de 312 ejemplares a cargo de los Académicos de la Historia: Duque de Alba, Angel Altolaguirre, Abelardo Merino, Vicente Castañeda, Angel González Palencia, Sanchez Cantón, Julio Guillén. Los mapas están impresos en papel muy grueso de gran calidad y muchos de ellos son el color y a doble página. La obra se encuentra en rama y se presenta en estuche en cartoné editorial. (51959).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        The Caine Mutiny

      Doubleday 1951 - First Edition, First Printing with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by Herman Wouk on the title page. An attractive First Printing dustjacket with "The City Boy" First Issue point printed on the back panel. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $3.95 price present on the front flap with minor wear to the edges. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight with no cocking or leans. The boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy seldom found SIGNED with a First Issue dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Caine Mutiny (Signed)

      Doubleday, NY 1951 - Book shows one nickel-sized bump to the bottom (middle) of the front panel. The dustwrapper is price-clipped and is the second state (with just The City Boy listed on the blurb on the back panel). This is the true first edition (stated) of this rather scarce Wouk that was the basis for the movie of the same name. Overall, a tight, bright, clean copy in a most acceptable dustwrapper. Signed by Mr. Wouk on a bookplate affixed to the half-title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael J. Toth, Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Les Oeuvres de François Rabelais (illus. LOUIS JOU)

      Coulouma - Paris Imprimatur 1951-2, Paris - Paris, Coulouma. 1951. 3 forts volumes in-folio. De nombreux bois gravés in- et hors-texte de Louis Jou ainsi que des lettrines imprimés en rouge au commencement de chaque chapitre. Le mis en page de l'ouvrage est également de Louis Jou. Tirage à 275 exemplaires - celui-ci l'un des 125 exemplaires imprimés sur Pur Chiffon du Marais et portant le numéro 164. En feuilles avec couvertures rempliées, sous chemises et étuis décorés. Les dos de deux emboitages sont manquants - sinon le tout en très bon état.

      [Bookseller: Valier Illustrated Books]
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      Doubleday & Company, Garden City 1951 - The novel begins with the battle-scarred ship Caine's departure from San Francisco (Sept. 1943), to the typhoon and mutiny off the Philippines (Dec. 1944) and the ensuing court-marshall. Captain Queeg is a poor leader; what ought the rank and file do when unquestioned obedience is mandatory? The intellectual dilemna is not new and all the more greater for servicemen of educated and free countries. From the age old problem, in the deft hands of Herman Wouk, a classic is born. A Pulitzer Prize winning novel; the basis for the great 1954 film of the same title. Satisfaction guaranteed. 494pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Caine Mutiny

      Doubleday 1951 - First Edition, First Printing with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. An attractive second issue dustjacket with "City Boy" and not "The City Boy" that was corrected on this second issue dustjacket. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $3.95 price present on the front flap with minor wear to the spine. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with no cocking or leans. The boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        COLLECTED POEMS 1909 - 1935

      London: Faber and Faber 1951 - Later impression of the 1936 first edition. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher’s original blue cloth boards with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the cloth clean with only light rubbing to the extremities. There is light offsetting to the endpapers and minimal spotting to the text block edge. Complete with the chipped and rubbed original dustwrapper which is tanned to the spine. Not price-clipped. Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the title page "Inscribed for / Miss Tetje Kraemer / by T. S. Eliot". This collection includes all of Eliot’s great early work such as Prufrock, The Wasteland and Burnt Norton. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1951. Octavo,. cloth.. Mild offset to paste-downs, a fine copy in fine dust jacket with just. a touch of fading to the orange ink on the spine panel and touch of. rubbing to lower spine end. The front flap of the jacket is stamped. with projected publication date by the publisher. A superior, very. sharp copy of this title. Enclosed in a custom slipcase. (#127888). First edition. The author's third book. Classic collection of short stories including "The Veldt," "The Long Rain," "The Fire Balloons," "Marionettes, Inc.," "Zero Hour" and thirteen others. Basis for a 1969 film starring Rod Steiger as the Illustrated Man whose tattoos provide the frame for the stories. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-63. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 256. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 1008-13.

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        LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS. Signed

      Bobbs-Merril, Indianapolis 1951 - Presentation First Edition of the author's acclaimed First Book written when he was 25. 8vo., 400pp. A near fine, fresh copy in a bright dustwrapper. [A small tape mend on the verso at the crown]. Inscribed by Styron to his press agent, Glenn Bornstein on the title page. A precursor to his controversial 1968 Pulitzer winning Confessions of Nat Turner & National Book Award winning Sophie's Choice. A beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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